1 TV employee dies, 1 injured in car accident
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsA Kanal D technical service employee, Harun Baydar, died in a car accident late June 3 after a drunk driver hit his vehicle on Eskişehir Avenue. Kanal D reporter Yasemin Doğan was also seriously injured in the accident.
Onur Koyuncu, lost control of his car in front of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, where he veered across the road and crashed head on into a car driven by Baydar. At the time Baydar was heading to his house with his colleague Doğan after the end of their shift. Baydar was pronounced dead on the scene, while Koyuncu and Doğan suffered injuries.
Doğan is being treated at the hospital and reportedly has no life-threatening injuries.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç condoled the Doğan Holding owned nation-wide Turkish television channel Kanal D and recalled the heavy working conditions of media members.